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May 7, 2014
Such a clever idea! Package homemade treats in disposable mini loaf pans, and tie up with a fork and napkin so recipients can dig right in. Free printable tags included!

Sweet Year Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea (Free Printable)

Prepare a thoughtful (and delicious!) gift to show appreciation to a special teacher in your life by packaging up delicious homemade quick bread in mini loaf pans tied up with a fork and napkin so recipients can dig right in. I’ve created some darling free printable gift tags to finish things off with a flourish, too. […]

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May 5, 2014
The ultimate round-up of handmade gifts for women! More than 40 great ideas perfect for moms, teachers, graduates and more.

40+ Handmade Gifts for Her

Looking for a unique, thoughtful handmade gift idea for a special woman in your life? I’ve rounded up some of my very favorite ideas, many of which can be made with minimal time and on a shoestring budget. These gifts are terrific for mothers, teachers, graduates, neighbors or anyone whose day could use a lift […]

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May 1, 2014
Free printable Mother's Day card at Positively Splendid #yearofcelebrations

Free Printable Mother’s Day Card #yearofcelebrations

I don’t know about you, but I will always have a soft spot in my heart for hand-written cards, and especially when it comes to Mother’s Day. I have a little collection of cards my children have made me for Mother’s Day in years past, and I know I will always cherish them. Truly, there […]

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April 30, 2014
Dove chocolates, free printable tags and a Mason jar turn into a sweet and memorable Mothers' Day gift! Love this! #SharetheDOVE

Mason Jar Mothers’ Day Gift with Free Printables #SharetheDOVE

Today’s post is brought to you by DOVE via MomTrends. Moms really deserve our appreciation, don’t you think? Thinking of my own mom, it is incredible to think of all the ways my life is better just because of the amazing woman she is. This Mothers’ Day, I have come up with a gift idea […]

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April 24, 2014
How to make lace flowers. You will never believe how easy they are!

How to Make Lace Flowers

Little embellishments can make a big difference in handmade projects, and today I’m sharing a super easy tutorial for lace flowers that are perfect for punching up everything from tote bags to sweaters, garlands and more. Using just a few easy-to-find supplies, you’ll never believe how simply these come together! Let me fill you in […]

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April 14, 2014
Create Your Legacy - Inspirational thoughts at Positively Splendid about the importance of creativity

Creating a Legacy

It’s been a long while since I shared a personal post, opening up about something dear to my heart. I hope y’all will bear with me today as I do just that, regarding a thought that started to percolate in my mind at church last Sunday and then was confirmed and galvanized with a post […]

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April 8, 2014
This rolled paper wreath is so pretty, and such a great way to use pretty patterned papers!

Rolled Paper Wreath

If you haven’t sashayed through the scrapbooking section during your latest trips to the craft store, you really are missing out. There are so many gorgeous, affordable patterned papers available these days, and the ways to use them go far beyond cardmaking, scrapbooking and other standard paper crafts! Today, I’m sharing a simple, beautiful way […]

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March 31, 2014
Polka dot trinket dishes by Positively Splendid

Polka-Dotted Trinket Dishes

Each year, it seems like the advent of spring brings plenty of gift-giving opportunities! With Mothers’ Day, graduations, weddings and more, I am always looking for easy handmade gift ideas. These little polka-dotted trinket dishes can be whipped up in no time flat, and they only cost a mere $1 or so to make. They […]

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March 27, 2014
Adorable Easter bunny softie pattern and tutorial at Positively Splendid. So cute and easy to make!

Easter Bunny Softie Pattern and Tutorial #yearofcelebrations

Stitch up a sweet little Easter bunny softie to tuck into the Easter basket of a special child, or to use as a darling addition to your home’s spring decor. Today, I’m sharing the inspiration behind these little cuties, as well as the free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for how to create them. Would you […]

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March 26, 2014
A super simple tutorial for how to make pom poms. No special tools needed!

How to Make Pom-Poms

Handmade pom-poms are some of my favorite secret weapons for easily adding pizzazz to my craft projects, since they add tons of terrific dimension and can be whipped up in just a matter of minutes. Pom-poms are terrific for adorning wearable items like headbands and scarves, or even home decor items like throws, pillows and […]

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